[Cryptography] ADMIN Re: Amateur Radio Authentication

ianG iang at iang.org
Mon Mar 31 10:40:26 EDT 2014

On 31/03/2014 00:51 am, Peter Gutmann wrote:
> Tamzen Cannoy <tamzen at cannoy.org> writes:
>> I'm ending the thread on amateur radio with the exception of using it as an
>> example. Let's not rathole into the tech of radio, unless it directly relates
>> to crypto.
> Can I vote to have it reopened?


> It's a fascinating perspective on a form of
> communication that crypto folks more or less ignore (or, more likely, don't
> know exists), so having some discussion of it will help balance the usual
> "assume infinite bandwidth with possibly a bit of latency" assumptions applied
> to anything involving encryption.

Yes, it's a nice reflection of what people need and we can't provide.
Or can we?

> Case in point, from a current debate on the
> TLS list:
>   Documenting use cases is an unnecessary distraction from doing actual work.
>   You'll note that our charter does not say "enumerate applications that want
>   to use TLS".

!    Is that... *everything that is wrong with TLS* in only two sentences?

> (Yes, someone actually said that).

Right now, entirely believable.  Tomorrow, who knows?


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